Tsuneo Nakahara

Tsuneo Nakahara (中原 恒雄, Nakahara Tsuneo, born 1930 in Tokushima Prefecture, died January 2016)[1] was a Japanese communications engineer, executive advisor to the CEO of Sumitomo Electric. He was one of the main researchers contributing to the development of optical fiber technology.

He earned his B.E. in 1953 and his Ph.D. in 1961, both in electrical engineering, from the University of Tokyo. He did his post-doc at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.[2] He was a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Engineering and a member of the Board of Trustees of Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Nakahara was an IEEE Life Fellow and served in a number of positions. In 2002, he received the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal.


  1. ^ "Tsuneo Nakahara - Engineering and Technology History Wiki".
  2. ^ "Home".

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(Vladimir Kotelnikov, 2000)
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
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